This cozy, comforting (yet fresh and light) soup is a perfect simple meal for a cold night. If your family loves meat and potatoes, but you are looking for something different, yet easy, this is a great meal!
It’s a spin on the traditional Italian Wedding Soup, but instead of pasta, you add potatoes, and instead of meatballs, you just use ground beef (or sausage if you wish). I served this up with some grated sharp white cheddar on top and a homemade loaf of bread.
In the Winter I love cooking with my crockpot, and this meal is EASY and quick! With only a few minutes of prep, you can dump everything in your crockpot and have a nice, warm meal. My husband said after, “If that was easy for you to make, please make it again soon.”
When I was putting this together, I didn’t have any vegetable broth or tomatoes on hand, and I didn’t feel like making meatballs for wedding soup, so I thought I would try something different. I thought chicken broth with ground beef may be strange, but I knew I loved wedding soup, so I tried it, and it was super good. It’s even better the next day.
- This meal can be gluten free or dairy free (just make sure your broth is gluten/dairy free) and serve with some gluten free bread. For dairy free, don’t add cheese to the top.
- Additions: You could add white beans to make this soup heartier. You could also sub sausage for beef.
- This soup is great served alongside homemade bread or rolls with butter. It would also be great with grilled cheese or crackers.
Crockpot Italian Hamburger Potato Soup
- Cutting board
- 1 lb Ground beef
- 5 Medium to large golden potatoes
- 3 Carrots
- 1 cup Fresh spinach
- 1 Yellow onion
- 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
- 1 tbsp Garlic powder
- 64 oz Chicken broth about 2 cartons
- 2 tsp Salt *or to taste
- Peel and dice potatoes, carrots, and onions and place in the crockpot
- Pour in 2 cartons (64oz) of chicken broth
- Add Italian seasoning, garlic, and salt to taste
- Cook ground beef in a skillet, drain fat, and then place in crockpot
- Start crockpot and cook on High for approx 5-6 hours or until veggies are soft
- Add spinach once soup is done and cook for another few minutes or until wilted
- Ladle soup into bowls and top with grated cheddar cheese and serve with homemade bread, rolls, and sandwiches. Enjoy!
I hope you try and enjoy this cozy Winter soup!